Last Best Print Fest 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020 - 5:30pm
As part of “Last Best Print Fest” the ZACC Printshop is hosting it’s ninth annual portfolio exchange in May of 2020. All printmakers will be invited to submit an edition of twelve prints based on the theme "Covers". Of the edition of twelve, ten of the prints will be redistributed to other participants in a random selection process. One print will be displayed in the ZACC Community Art Gallery, April 13th through May 4th, as part of LBPF exhibition/silent auction (a fundraiser for the ZACC Printshop). The last will be retained as part of a complete set for the ZACC Printshop Archive. 
For this exchange you will be invited to interpret the Theme "Covers". Participants are asked to design an album cover for an exhisting or make believe band.
The exchange is open to all printmakers. Editions should consist of twelve impressions numbered 1/12 to 12/12, using any archival material. If you cannot make it to the ZACC to pick up your portfolio in person, include a self addressed stamped envelope, big enough for ten 11 x 14 inch prints.
Paper size: 12” x 12” or 7" x 7" - prints can be full bleed 
Edition size: 12; numbered 1/12 to 12/12 (no proofs or editions larger than 12)
Media: All forms of printmaking are accepted.
Labeling: In pencil, clearly print artist’s name, title, and media on the back of each print.
Prints must be the original artwork of the submitting artist, and must be dry at the time of submission. The portfolio organizers reserve the right to refuse entry of any submission that fails to conform to the portfolio guidelines.
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Due Date:
Portfolios will be due by April 20th  2020. They can be submitted to The Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 North 1st. Missoula, MT. 59801.

Collated portfolios can be picked up on Friday May 1st during our,  1st Friday, Art Opening. Portfolios will be held at the ZACC for 1 month. All work that is not picked up in 1 month will be donated to the ZACC Print Shop. Need your portfolio shipped? Include a self address stamped envelope big enough for ten 12" x 12" in prints. 

LBPF Portfolio Exchange and Print Tour Featured Artist: Bev Glueckert


For more information contact Patricia Thornton at

This event is free and open to the public. 

Please join us in welcoming next year's printmakers to the gallery during the grand opening April 13, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. If you are unable to attend the show the artworks will be on display in the Main Gallery for the month of April. Please stop by during our open hours, 11am to 6pm, Monday through Saturday.


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Community Event Instructor: 
Patricia Thornton